[LINK] ICANN and those new TLDs
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Sat Mar 24 14:42:47 EST 2012
On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 21:11, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:
> LONDON (Reuters) - A controversial attempt to expand Internet
> addresses far beyond the likes of .com, .org or .net has provoked a
> rare threat from the U.S. government to withdraw a key licence from
> the body that runs the Internet's core functions.
It´s incorrect paragraphs like these who do more harm than good, and people
in the anti-globalization camp use statements like the above to go crying
for the UN and "multi-lateral political power" to "take control of the
It´s not like I have something against the UN, on the contrary, I like the
UN when it sends peace corps to stop a bloodshed somewhere. But sending
politicos with little knowledge of technology to shape the future of the
internet is a can of worms.
Again: if you register a domain under a country TLD, the ICANN has little
to do, other than yanking an entire country off the grid. So why insist on
com/net/org/whatevernewtheycomeupwith TLDs as if those were a necessity or
some sort of magic weapon for internet success?.
My position: let´s all forget abount TLDs, let ICANN do whatever they want,
and let´s start using domains under country code TLDs. That way, control of
such domains stays local, under each country´s CC TLD administrator...
"Think globally, act locally"(?). ;)
Just my $0.02
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary
- George Orwell
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